43 Names That Mean Shield

43 Names That Mean Shield

The instinct to protect others is virtuous, and certainly a good trait to have. Naturally, there are a number of girl and boy names that carry this meaning as well, with similar descriptions including survivor, warrior, or shield.

The last one might confuse you a bit–after all, who still uses a shield? But you’d be surprised at the number of lovely names that mean shield, and all that suit baby boys and girls alike in the 20th century. While it’s true that most of these names are for boys (given the traditionally masculine role of protector), girls can still get in on the fun here, too.

Let’s start with German name Bertrand, which means “bright” and “the rim of a shield.” This name is actually a portmanteau of Behrt and Rand, each of which carry these respective meanings. For girls, the French name Bernadette is extremely close in meaning here, with added notions of bravery and fierceness.

Similarly, Randolph and its variants, like Randall, also mean “The rim of a shield,” with its “-olph” end coming from the Latin vulf, which means wolf. If you’re looking to go a little further east of Germany, try the Armenian Vahan; this name literally means “shield.”

We’ve got a whole list of names that mean shield, as well as some with similar meanings of bravery, courage, and warrior-like strength–read on to learn what they are.

Adalinda

Meaning: Shield (made of lime wood)
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Berglind

Meaning: Protective shield
Origin: Icelandic
Gender: Girl

Bernadette

Meaning: Brave As A Bear
Origin:French, German
Gender: Girl

Bertrand

Meaning: Bright; The rim of a shield
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Bjarklind

Meaning: Protective shield
Origin: Icelandic
Gender: Girl

Burglind

Meaning: Shield (made of lime wood)
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Burglinde

Meaning: Shield (made of lime wood)
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Castiel

Meaning: Shield of God
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Childe

Meaning: Shield
Origin: American
Gender: Boy

Dithebe

Meaning: Shields
Origin: Tswana
Gender: Boy

Eikinskjaldi

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Ancient Scandinavia, Norse Mythology
Gender: Boy

Friedelinde

Meaning: Shield (made of lime wood)
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Gashaw

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Amharic
Gender: Boy

Gerdlinde

Meaning: Shield (made of lime wood)
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Gislinde

Meaning: Shield (made of lime wood)
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Gotelind

Meaning: Shield (made of lime wood)
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Herirand

Meaning: Rim, Edge (of a shield)
Origin: Old High German
Gender: Boy

Herlinde

Meaning: Army, Shield (made of lime wood)
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Herrand

Meaning: Army, Edge (of a shield)
Origin: Ancient German
Gender: Boy

Hlifar

Meaning: Protection, Shield
Origin: Icelandic
Gender: Boy

Kristlind

Meaning: Protective shield of linden wood
Origin: Icelandic
Gender: Girl

Lifdis

Meaning: Protection (Especially a shield)
Origin: Icelandic
Gender: Girl

Liulfr

Meaning: Shield, Protection
Origin: Ancient Scandinavian
Gender: Boy

Luay

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Boy

Mertal

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Kurdish
Gender: Boy

Ortlinde

Meaning: Shield (made of lime wood)
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Osterlind

Meaning: Shield (made of lime wood)
Origin:  Medieval German
Gender: Girl

Rand

Meaning: The rim of a shield
Origin:  Muslim
Gender: Unisex

Randalin

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Norse Mythology
Gender: Girl

Randall

Meaning: The rim of a shield
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Randarsol

Meaning: Shield; Rim, edge (of a shield)
Origin: Norwegian
Gender: Girl

Rando

Meaning: Shield
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Randolfr

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Ancient Scandinavian
Gender: Boy

Randolph

Meaning: The rim of a shield
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Randsom

Meaning: The rim of a shield
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Randvi

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Ancient Scandinavian
Gender: Girl

Ranne

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Dutch
Gender: Girl

Regelinda

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Medieval Slavic, Medieval German
Gender: Girl

Tatehiko

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Boy

Thebe

Meaning: Shield
Origin: African
Gender: Girl

Thebeyame

Meaning: My Shield
Origin: African
Gender: Boy

Vahan

Meaning: Shield
Origin: Armenian
Gender: Boy

Vardar

Meaning: Shield; Protect
Origin: Bulgarian
Gender: Boy